Colors make our world beautiful and bright. They enhance the beauty and give meaning to life. Do you know that with three colors you can make various other colors and shades by just adjusting the quantity of each color.? This question is enough to make them to curious for learning.
The primary colors are three, namely, red, yellow blue. By mixing these we can make secondary colors such as purple, green, and orange. Have three primary poster colors and ask your kids to mix two colors to form a new color. This is so fun. When learning is accompanied by hands on activity, it gives wonderful results.
The learning outcomes:
- Kids will learn what primary and secondary colors are.
- Make a color wheel to learn spelling of these six colors.
- Play color sorting game. Gather toys, accessories of various shades and ask them to sort out the colors. IKEA plastic cups and plates are so much fun for these.
- Cut five basic shapes on fomic sheet with different colors and here you go to learn the shapes.
- Take their hand patterns and ask them to paint. Glue it to the wall of stick to any board etc. Ask them to give hi five when you call the color name.
- Talk to them about rainbows. Watch video related to rainbow.
- Print the color song poster and sing along.
COLORS FROM QURAN
Here is another activity based on colors from Quran. For this activity, we collected leaves of three different colors, Yellow, green and brown. The inspiration has been taken from Surah Al hadid, Ayah number 20. It is about leaf’s stiffness, drought and straw
كَمَثَلِ غَيْثٍ أَعْجَبَ الْكُفَّارَ نَبَاتُهُ ثُمَّ يَهِيجُ فَتَرَاهُ مُصْفَرًّا ثُمَّ يَكُونُ حُطَامًا
as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw.[Al-Hadid:20]
This ayah talks about the color change from alive to yellow and then to a state when it is easily crush able.
Discussion points: We talked about the importance of being a mediocre. Balance is a must. like we must not play whole day nor should have extended screen time. There must be equal time given to studies, quran, and etc. Similarly, they were briefed about the mission of this life. We are in this world to gather more good deeds so we can go back to our real home that is Jannah. Our focus is to earn the home key of Jannah and not to waste our time and efforts in having pleasure of this world only. It was so amazing to see their response. Talk about a farmer and how he sows the seed. His whole focus and attention is on the seeds and plants. He becomes happy to see seed germination and waiting to have profits. However, this state of happiness is not for long because each and everything is temporary and has to end just like a leave changes color from yellow to the dead state. We all are sent here with a task. We all will die and go back to The Lord. So we need to fasten our belts and earn as much as good deeds as we can.
Make a three layered booklet.
Stick the leaves according to the stages of decay
Ask them to write the colors
on other sheet paint the leaves with these three color shades.
Observe the decay time and color changes. stick it on the board to make the display and changes apparent.